Dr. George is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in spinal medicine and surgery. He received his B.S. from the College of Engineering at Cornell University where he graduated “With Distinction,” the highest academic honor bestowed. He then received his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. His post graduate studies included a General Surgery Internship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital and his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at The University of Vermont. He completed his training with a Spine Surgery Fellowship at Penn State University and Hershey Medical Center.
Except in rare cases Dr. George’s initial approach to most spinal problems is non-operative. He generally prefers to consider treatments such as physical therapy and chiropractic care, pain management and injections, medications and other options. When surgical treatment is indicated, Dr. George takes great pride in providing the latest and safest techniques for his patients. His areas of expertise include both Lumbar and Cervical surgery and he has always had a special interest in neck surgery.
Prior to his recent relocation to Putnam to join the Center for Bone and Joint Care, Dr. George enjoyed success for the past 23 years in the same orthopedic practice in Northwest CT. Several mergers occurred over that time and after the most recent one that practice was renamed Orthopedic Specialists of Western CT.
In recent years Dr. George has been a scientific Advisor and Board Member at DiFusion Technologies, a start-up company which has developed an antimicrobial spinal implant. This implant has been approved for clinical usage in Europe. Dr. George has presented papers for DiFusion on this new technology including at The European Bone and Joint Infection Symposium in The Netherlands in 2014 and at BioSpine Conference in Berlin, Germany in April of 2015.
In his spare time Dr. George enjoys outdoor activities including downhill skiing, snorkeling, and hiking. He enjoys reading history books and visiting museums. He is an avid fan of Coast Guard Football, where his brother is the head coach. His greatest joy, however, is spending time with his four children.